No other city has such a diversity of people and cultures as New York City. Visitors can move along the bustling sidewalks of Chinatown, enjoy ferry rides, visit statue of liberty, shopping in Manhattan, visit the Greek tavernas of Astoria, the Old World Russian restaurants and clubs of Brighton Beach, the sari shops of Little India in Jackson Heights, and an exciting nightlife, and so much more. New York is at the top of the charts in every area!
Its incredible architecture includes the Empire State and Chrysler buildings. The Empire state building, which is the tallest building in New York City, was completed in 1931 during the great depression, and stood almost empty for some time. Today, it's host to millions of visitors a year, most of whom ride to the fenced-in Observation Deck just a short distance from the building's top. The popular New York Skyride is launched from the mezzanine with Star Trek's Scottie (James Doohan) as the guide. The Sky ride emulates a rooftop flight over the city.
A double-decker bus tour of Manhattan is a good way to get a quick orientation. The bus line tours allow visitors to get off the bus at areas of interest and re board a later bus to continue their exploration. Manhattan is also in walk able distance, which is good since getting a cab there is difficult!
The Statue of Liberty can be visited and climbed or simply viewed from the water on a tour boat cruise or from the Staten Island ferry (which is free). Seeing the city skyline from the water is unforgettable! Ellis Island Immigration Museum, near the Statue of Liberty, conveys the experiences of our forebears as they came to the end of their perilous journey and embraced the promise of a better life in the New World.
New York City has many attractions that both entertain and educate children. In planning how to get from place to place, remember that children love to ride on subway trains. Be sure to allow for leisurely movement from place to place, and for rest stops in between. Consider the weather too. The adage "getting there is half the fun" is a good one to remember in order to keep the day enjoyable. Make a list of the must -see places, and then cut it in half for best results. One trip to New York is never enough. Each one can be a pleasant memory if the pace is right...
There are 15 miles of beaches within the city limits, 13 golf courses, four zoos. New York is on the north-south flyway for migrating birds, and in the spring and fall they are present in colorful abundance. Bird watching is popular in Central Park and at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens. Some of the discounted hotels in New york are East gate Tower, Portland Square hotel, Milford Plaza and Hotel Pennsylvania.
When visiting New York you must keep in mind your safety first, have places you want to see scheduled. Go with someone else, preferably someone who knows the city. Don't trust taxi's to take you the shortest way. Be prepared for some people to ask for money, change etc. Don't give keep going. If you are a man, keep your money in separate places. If you are a woman don't carry a long strap bag. When starting your day, wait till the city wakes up. If you are going in the summer the climate will be nice, if it's windy in the city it can get cool. Don't forget camera, have fun.